Woman assaulted by trio over financial row

Three men barged into the office of a 35-year-old woman who claimed to be a human rights activist and assaulted her on Thursday evening.

The victim Mahalakshmi T, a resident of Chollurpalya, has lodged a complaint with the KP Agrahara police.

According to the police, the incident took place at Magadi Road near Vijayanagar and the police suspect that the assault was over a financial row.

The injured Mahalakshmi said two youths identified as Rohith and Naveen had failed to return the money they had borrowed from her. Whenever she demanded the money back, they threatened to bump her off. On Thursday, around 4 pm, the two, along with another associate, came to her office and attacked her with an iron rod. They warned her that they had the support of a local corporator (Srilatha) who would even bail them out if they committed any crime.

After the assault, Mahalakshmi called for an ambulance and got herself admitted to a private hospital. She then informed the police and moved to K C General Hospital for documenting her injuries to enable further legalities, the police said.

The police said they are trying to verify if she was an activist or if she ran a chit fund business and cheated people.

“Based on her complaint, a case of attempt to murder was registered and the police are looking out for the three men whom they have identified from the CCTV footage in Mahalakshmi’s office.

DH New Service

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